Kinver Edge Forest School – School Holidays

Kinver Edge Kids will be kids!

Build a rope swing, make a mud pie, dig a hole to China, climb a tree, make a fire, cook up some treats, build an obstacle course, run, fall about and go where your imagination takes you!

Kinver Edge Forest School is a wonderful exciting, nature play experience for ages 5-12.

  • Be active in nature, getting exercise in the fresh air at our forest venue

  • Develop their imagination and creativity

  • They choose their own forest adventures and play

  • Boost their confidence, self-esteem, problem solving and resilience

  • Make lots of new friends

  • Learn new skills

  • Be cared for and supervised by our qualified Forest School practitioners

What is Forest School?

Activities

At Kinver Edge Forest School, children are encouraged to direct their own play and exploration in nature, whilst planned activities are also available.  

Kids will: 

build dens, create natural shelters, go on mini-beast hunts,  scavenger hunts, play in the mud kitchen, climb, build, create, play games, complete blindfold challenges, have storytelling, art and crafts, practise survival skills, do bushcraft with knives, saws and drills, light and maintain fires, and cook over fires, 

The tasks increase in skill level. During sessions, we use specialised tools such as bow saws, hack saws, knives, hammers and fire lighting equipment.

NEWS!Open Trail is a charity and we have secured funding to help disadvantaged children engage in our Forest School adventures. This includes free access and even transport options! If you, or a community group you know would like a walk on the wild side get in touch to make wonderful opportunities happen! (full days available on Wednesdays and Fridays!)

Where are we?

Kinver Edge Rock Houses (National Trust)
Holy Austin Rock House, Compton Rd, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL

What To Bring

Every session:

  • Nlong sleeves & trousers
  • Nsturdy shoes, boots or wellies
  • Nfull spare set of clothing inc. pants and socks
  • Nwaterproof jacket & trousers
  • Ntowel
  • Nspare bag for wet/muddy clothes
  • Nfull water bottle
  • Nsnacks

Summer:

  • Nsuncream (bring with and apply beforehand)
  • Nsun hat
  • Nsunglasses

Winter:

  • Nhat
  • Nscarf
  • Ngloves

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Meet 15 minutes before the start of the sessions, outside the Rock Houses Cafe

  • No skirts, open toes shoes/sandals, flip flops or crocs or flammable clothing. Anyone with unsuitable clothing or footwear or clothing may be excluded from taking part.

  • Adults must stay with children under 5 but adults are welcome to leave over 5’s in the care of the qualified forest school leader if they wish

  • We cannot accept a child at our forest school sessions without a completed booking form.

  • By completing your booking you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

  • Your child’s place is not secure until we have received payment in full

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